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Groups Tell New York PSC: Don’t Fall for ReEnergy’s “Zero-Emission” Claims

Calling biomass energy “zero-emission”? Fuhgeddaboudit!

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Trees, Trash, and Toxics: How Biomass Energy Has Become the New Coal

Lax regulations allowing contaminated wastes to be burned as biomass mean that communities need to protect themselves – they can’t count on air permits to minimize bioenergy pollution.

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Environmental groups respond to Congressman Maloney dust-up with the White House over Taylor Biomass

We’re not surprised that the President won’t discuss the Taylor Biomass DOE loan guarantee. Political pressure makes it harder for DOE to objectively evaluate the project.

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Taylor Biomass report: inflated claims to DOE loan program

Taylor Biomass repeatedly uses the word ‘clean’ in their DOE loan guarantee application, but emissions under the facility’s New York State air permit are no better than a conventional garbage incinerator.

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The Camel’s Nose is Swatted Back: NiGen Denied Subsidies for Burning Contaminated Wood in New York

The NYPSC denial of NiGen’s petition throws the company back on their own devices.

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Op-Ed: Don’t contaminate concept of clean energy

We all pay for phony “clean” and “renewable” energy choices — in publically funded subsidies, but also in toxic air pollution, climate warming, and damage to the environment. It’s time to reclaim the concept of clean energy, lest it be contaminated forever.

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Niagara Generation: camel’s nose under the tent for New York’s RPS

The Niagara Generation plant burns coal, tires, and “clean” construction and demolition wood to produce electricity. Now it wants subsidies for dirty wood, too.

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New Jersey clean energy plan: “Burn more garbage”

New ratepayer subsidies to burn trash in New Jersey ? Sounds like a plan that only the waste industry could love, but it’s the state’s “green” Energy Master Plan that writes a new chapter in NJ’s waste industry story.

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Throwing good money after bad at Taylor Biomass in Orange County, NY

DOE’s loans are intended to support development of “innovative and advanced clean technologies”. We’re wondering what’s so innovative, advanced, and clean about a garbage burner.

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